Director - Carrier Engagement; VP - Carrier Practice, Gallagher Bassett
Caryn Siebert serves as VP Carrier Practice and Director of Carrier Engagement at Gallagher Bassett focused on business development and strategic initiatives. Ms. Siebert has more than 20 years of claims, legal, risk management and process improvement expertise. Caryn brings a unique, industry-leading perspective with her to GB and those she assists. She has been a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Claims Officer and General Counsel to TPAs, carriers and self-insureds,
She has spoken on various panels regarding leadership issues, complex claims & litigation, diversity & inclusion, and insurance trends. She is a member of the Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Steering Committee at Gallagher Bassett, co-leading the Awareness & Education subcommittee. In 2020, she was the recipient of both the Rising Insurance Star Executives (RISE) Mentor of the Year award and the Professional Females in Risk Management (ProFIRM) community service award recognizing her support of industry women and causes. NRRDA recognized Siebert’s commitment to advancing the common interests of legal and claims professionals in the retail and restaurant industries by presenting her with the 2019 President’s Award. She was the 2017 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Litigation Management Professional of the Year and the West Coast Casualty 2017 Ollie Award recipient. She was featured as a Woman to Watch winner by Business Insurance in 2010 and authored a chapter in “Words of Wisdom from Women to Watch” in 2016 entitled “Hear Me Roar” and discusses mentoring, paying it forward, courage and succession planning.
Based in Orange County, CA, Siebert has responsibility for strategic initiatives and business development in the national P&C carrier marketplace as well as public entity / risk management. She brings with her a focus on WC, CD, auto, complex liability and other products, excellence in customer service, risk management, and mitigation of financial and reputational exposure. Caryn continues her active role in industry-facing events, organizations, mentoring/coaching, and presentations. She mentors students at Fowler School of Law (Chapman University) and does mock interviews at Cal State Fullerton – School of Insurance.
Her presentations at CLM conferences are well received and include discussion regarding Diversity & Inclusion, Technology in the World of Workers’ Compensation, Reptile Theory and Nuclear Verdicts, and Alternative Fee Arrangements in Construction Claims, and she is on the Transportation Executive Council for the CLM Claims College. She has been an instructor at RIMS, WCI, NAMIC, PARMA and NRRDA to name a few. She also chaired the Combined Claims Conference (2010-2020) and is involved in other non-profits such as Kids Chance, RISE and Give Kids the World paying her knowledge forward, helping others be successful, and contributing financially to the community.